2018 UNSW Alumni Awards 

Discovering. Honouring. Celebrating.

The UNSW Alumni Awards program is an exciting opportunity for the wider UNSW community to discover, honour and celebrate the incredible achievements of our most exceptional alumni. You might know a UNSW graduate who is doing amazing things in their field, working to transform the world around them and improving the lives of others. Please tell us their story!


Award categories

   •     Art and Culture

   •     Business

   •     Design and Architecture

   •     Engineering

   •     Medicine and Health

   •     Science and Technology

   •     Social Impact and Public Policy

   •     Sports and Sports Administration

   •     Young Alumni

   •     Student Volunteer



Nominees in all categories must demonstrate outstanding achievements that have earned them regional, national or international prominence. They may be entrepreneurs and innovators, or may have made outstanding contributions to the community in their civic, cultural or charitable involvement. Nominees must demonstrate exceptional talent through their endeavours, and should be striving to change the world around them and improving the lives of others.

Who is eligible?

Any UNSW graduate is eligible to be nominated. Posthumous nominations are accepted. A UNSW graduate may not nominate themselves. Current UNSW staff (even if alumni) are not eligible for nomination. Young Alumni nominees must be aged 35 years or younger. Only third year students or above are eligible to be nominated for the Student Volunteer Award. 


How are winners selected?

A committee, comprising representatives of the UNSW alumni community, will review all nominations and make recommendations to the President and Vice-Chancellor, and the Chancellor.

(Image: Some of our 2017 Alumni Award winners with UNSW Chancellor Mr David Gonski AC and Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Ian Jacobs.)

Awards presentation

The awards will be presented at the annual Alumni Awards Dinner hosted by the President and Vice-Chancellor, and Chancellor, on behalf of UNSW.

You can view images from 2017 Alumni Awards here.

For any further information please contact the UNSW Alumni and Engagement Office.

Ph: +61 2 8936 4716

Thank you to Caffe Brioso and Stock Market Salad Bar for their kind support for the UNSW 2018 Alumni Awards.


The history of UNSW Alumni Awards

UNSW Alumni Awards were first introduced in 1972. To date there have been 199 Alumni Awards awarded, including 2003 Business and Commerce category award winner, Mr David Gonski AC BCom’76, LLB’77.

You can find a record of previous winners here.